When connected to a telescope mount, TheSkyX's Sky Chart cannot seem to be pointed away from the telescope's current position. For instance, using the Orientation > Look commands (e.g. Look South) briefly changes the Sky Chart, but then it immediately returns to where the telescope is pointed.
By default, TheSkyX will keep the telescope cross hairs centered on the Sky Chart. This behavior can be changed using the following procedure:
You should now be able to position the Sky Chart on any object or position desired, whilst connected to the mount. To return the Sky Chart to the mount's position, use the Center Cross Hairs button on the Display > Telescope window.
Suspend Connection Button (TheSkyX Professional Edition Only)
If you'd prefer the Sky Chart to be centered on, or contain, the telescope cross hairs at most times, yet occasionally be able to position it elsewhere, then you may want to add a Suspend Connection button to a toolbar. (Customizing toolbars is described in the Toolbars section of the user guide.)
NOTE: This procedure requires TheSkyX Professional Edition
You should now have a Suspend Connection button on the chosen toolbar (you may also need to turn the toolbar on, which can be done from the context menu by right-clicking on either a currently visible toolbar, or the top-level menu region of TheSkyX's window).
This is a toggle button: when selected, communications with the mount will be suspended; when deselected, communications will resume.
SBKB; Sky Chart; settings; TheSkyX Professional Edition; TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition
Last Reviewed: 2019-02-20
Brian S. RickardSoftware Bisque, Inc.
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